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Shiurim on Chumash and Navi by Menachem Leibtag
In Memory of Rabbi Avraham Leibtag (1 Shvat, 5682 - 5 Adar, 5756)

for Parshat Bhar Bchukotei

for Parshat Behar

Questions for Preparation and Self Study
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Shiur #1: The Chiastic Structure of Vayikra-Shmot

for Parshat Bechukotei

Questions for Preparation and Self Study
Questions for Preparation - Word format
Shiur #1: Parshat Erchin and the Conclusion of Sefer Vayikra

The Chiastic Structure of Vayikra-Shmot
Why isn't Parshat Behar in Sefer Shmot where it belongs? After all, its opening pasuk tells us that these mitzvot were given to Moshe Rabbeinu on Har Sinai! Why does Chumash 'save' it for Sefer Vayikra instead? To complicate matters, Parshat Behar is not the only example of a 'parshia' towards the end of Sefer Vayikra that appears to belong in Sefer Shmot. Take for example the law to light the Menorah which is recorded in last chapter of Parshat Emor. Certainly that parshia belongs in Sefer Shmot for it is almost a direct quote from Parshat Tetzaveh! To answer these questions, this week's shiur investigates the intriguing possibility of a chiastic structure that may explain what otherwise seems to be a random progression of parshiot in Sefer Vayikra. Online:
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Parshat Erchin and the Conclusion of Sefer Vayikra
Reward and Punishment - the consequences for obeying (or not obeying) a set of laws - would certainly form a most appropriate conclusion for Sefer Vayikra. And that's exactly what the Tochacha (chapter 26) appears to be! So why doesn't Sefer Vayikra conclude with this Tochacha? Why is chapter 27 'added on?' In this week's shiur we attempt to explain why. Online:
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